The Melancholy of Haruhi and She and You and Me

The Haruhi Suzumiya series of anime and light novels is structured around the eponymous character's shifting feelings and thoughts and how they affect the world around her through her abilities to shape things according to her will. The very first portion of the series focuses on her melancholy, and as you might expect of one… Continue reading The Melancholy of Haruhi and She and You and Me

Five Favorite Anime Films (from Five Different Directors)

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When asked about my favorite anime, I usually stick with television series, because if I include movies, that list becomes very movie-centric. It's even less varied if I give my favorite anime movies, since it's top-heavy with Studio Ghibli. But oh how I love anime films! So in the spirit of including them among my… Continue reading Five Favorite Anime Films (from Five Different Directors)

The Mundanity of Haruhi Suzumiya

Has any series fallen off the map harder than The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya? Once the darling of the anime community, the series has had a few follow-ups (including the wonderful Disappearance film), but especially since the disastrous Endless Eight arc in season two, the show has fallen on hard times - in the west… Continue reading The Mundanity of Haruhi Suzumiya

Guest Post: The Monergism of Haruhi Suzumiya

We're excited to bring you a guest post by Tommy of Anime Bowl, the only aniblog to explore dubs, conventions, and... the Green Bay Packers! You can find him, of course, at his website, Anime Bowl, and also on Twitter as @AnimeBowl and @CrazyPackersFan. We also had him as a special guest on The Tangles Podcast… Continue reading Guest Post: The Monergism of Haruhi Suzumiya

Kyon, Christmas, and a Humble Love

In my household this year, we've had so much conversation about how to really emphasize Christ in the season.  As I mentioned yesterday, we do the whole Santa thing with our kids (I actually feel like I'm the only parent at my church that does!), but in spite of that, I think we keep a… Continue reading Kyon, Christmas, and a Humble Love

Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: CCM Artist (and Close Anime Geek) Cait Plage, Angel Beats Heaven, and Haruhi’s Five Proofs

In M.E.X. Magazine, Christian musician Cait Plage (who previously interviewed with us) mentions the extensive anime dubbing she and her friends did in the past [M.E.X Magazine]: Well, I am a true nerd at heart.  In middle school, I was a closet anime/video game geek....I would spend hours upon hours every day recording lines, auditioning,… Continue reading Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: CCM Artist (and Close Anime Geek) Cait Plage, Angel Beats Heaven, and Haruhi’s Five Proofs

Spiritual Dryness and Haruhi’s Melancholy

mel·an·chol·y   [mel-uhn-kol-ee] noun, plural -chol·ies, adjective –noun 1. a gloomy state of mind, esp. when habitual or prolonged; depression. 2. sober thoughtfulness; pensiveness. –adjective 4. affected with, characterized by, or showing melancholy; mournful; depressed: a melancholy mood. 5. causing melancholy or sadness; saddening: a melancholy occasion. 6. soberly thoughtful; pensive. (Source: Suzumiya Haruhi is… Continue reading Spiritual Dryness and Haruhi’s Melancholy